When the new year approaches, I always hear about vision board parties or creating a vision board. The purpose of a vision board is to think about where you would like to be in a year and find images that match. I love the concept of a vision board as a creative outlet. But the truth is creating a true vision for your future takes far more detail, thought and guidance.
I discovered many blank areas in the canvas of my mind when I really sat down to write the vision I had for my life. I was challenged to examine the things that truly make me happy and how I really see my future. It took a lot of research, prayer and asking the right questions to come up with a template for the 5-year vision.
The vision you have for your life helps you dictate your daily habits and decisions. It gives you a framework to keep you on track in this world that can often pull you and distract you. It gives you a chance to examine the opportunities in your life and ask, “does this really match where I’m headed?”.
I want to share my 5-year vision outline to help you fill in the gaps in your vision, maybe think about things you haven’t, and ultimately sit down and write the vision you have for your life.
There are a couple of things I want you to keep in mind before you embark on this journey. A vision is not a goal. A vision sees no boundaries, it looks past limitations. You don’t have to know how you’re going to get there, just that you want to get there. This is a mental process, take your time, work on it, update it, and keep improving it. You got this!
This is not an ego check. Don’t overcomplicate it. Take out a notebook, open a blank Google Doc, or whatever works for you. Then simply answer all the questions with the first things you think of. You might repeat stuff, you might not love the answers and that’s ok, keep going. This is just a guide, dig deep and keep asking.
After you have answered these questions as open and honest as you can, circle back to your answers while writing down your vision.
In my next post “How To Write A Vision For Your Life: Part 2”. I’m going to share with you a free Visionary Framework Template to download.
By creating the framework, I did a lot of research on visionaries, purpose and planning. These all played a part in creating the main pillars or the vision template.I want to help you take your desires, skills and passions and write them into your vision.